I have successfully litigated, mediated, and settled hundreds of matters. I'm a firm believer that mediation relieves much of the anxiety clients experience in litigation, and results in tremendous cost and fee savings to all participants.
Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Litigation, Real Estate, Business
Review: “Colleen represented me when I had my daughters taken away and at first I felt like she wasn't fighting for me but in the end I was wrong I ended up getting my daughters back and getting sole custody of them.”
Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Litigation, Family
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.